QUETTA: Quetta Customs recovered 2.0 tons of Hashish (charas) from a trailer coming from border area at Baleli Check post. The estimated value of the said narcotics in international markets is around Rs500 million.
It is one of the biggest narcotics cases in the history of Customs Quetta, Balochistan.
Addressing a press conference, Collector MCC Preventive Quetta Dr. Iftikhar said that information was there that huge quantity of narcotics will be smuggled via Chaman-Quetta routes.
Directives were passed to Additional Collector Jameel Baloch Additional Yasir Kulwar and Deputy Collector Chudhry Imran Afzal Lila, Assistant Collector Saleem Tahir to thwart the attempt.
The staff of customs check post Baleli under the supervision of Superintendent Saleem Agha, check post incharge Jameel Kakar , Tufail Ahmed and Asghar kakar were kept alert to maintain strict vigilance over vehicular traffic.
Accordingly, the staff of customs check posts Baleli intercepted a suspected Trailer. On search 2000kg of baked charras (Hashish) was recovered, which was concealed in specially designed cavities in the body of the said vehicle.
As the staff was busy in checking of said vehicle the driver escaped from the scene taking the advantage of darkness as usual.
Therefore the staff of Baleli customs took the possession of the said narcotics and vehicle.
FIR is being lodged against the unknown persons. Further investigation in the matter is under way.